Christopher Henderson

University of Chicago

Department of Mathematics
5734 S. University Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60637

Office: Ekhart 228
E-mail Address: henderson [at]
Phone: (773) 834 - 0567


I am currently an LE Dickson Instructor at the University of Chicago. Previously, I was a LabEx MILYON post-doc housed at UMPA / ENS de Lyon under the mentorship of Vincent Calvez. Before that, I was a graduate student of Lenya Ryzhik. My CV can be seen here.

Research Interests
I am mainly interested in reaction-advection-diffusion equations, especially in settings which lack the comparison principle or where traveling waves do not exist. I have also done some work in fluid dynamics and probability.

I am currently teaching Math 16300, Section 22
Previously, I taught: Math 16200, Section 22.
Previously, I taught: Math 16100, Section 22.

Publications and Preprints
  1. [arxiv] Influence of a mortality trade-off on the spreading rate of cane toads fronts, with Bouin, Chan, Kim (submitted)
  2. [arxiv] The Bramson logarithmic delay in the cane toads equation, with Bouin, Ryzhik (to appear, Q. Appl. Math.)
  3. [arxiv] [journ] Super-linear spreading in local bistable cane toads equations, with Bouin (Nonlinearity 2017)
  4. [arxiv] Ricci curvature bounds for weakly interacting Markov chains, with Erbar, Menz, Tetali (to appear, Electron. J. Probab.)
  5. [arxiv] Super-linear spreading in local and non-local cane toads equations, with Bouin, Ryzhik (to appear, J. Math. Pures Appl.)
  6. [pdf] Propagation Phenomena in Reaction-Advection-Diffusion Equations (PhD Thesis) (NOTE: All work presented in this thesis is contained in the papers below)
  7. [arxiv] [journ] Propagation of solutions to the Fisher-KPP equation with slowly decaying initial data (Nonlinearity 2016)
  8. [arxiv] [journ] Equivalence of a mixing condition and the LSI in spin systems with infinite range interaction, with Menz (Stoch. Proc. Appl. 2016)
  9. [arxiv] [journ] Stability of Vortex Solutions to an Extended Navier-Stokes System, with Gie, Iyer, Kavlie, Whitehead (Commun. Math. Sci. 2016)
  10. [arxiv] [journ] Population Stabilization in Branching Brownian Motion With Absorption, (Commun. Math. Sci. 2016)
  11. [arxiv] [journ] Pulsating Fronts in a 2D Reactive Boussinesq System, (Comm. PDEs 2014)